A Year After His Public Apology, Liver King’s Bizarre Reason to Get Back on His Diet Gets Blasted by IFBB Pro Coach

Published 09/10/2023, 4:41 PM EDT

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In the ever-volatile world of fitness and bodybuilding, truth and authenticity are held paramount. A year ago, a certain ‘Liver King’ publicly confessed and apologized for lying about being natural, sending ripples through the bodybuilding community. But as the dust seemed to settle, recent events have once again dragged him under the spotlight.

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IFBB Pro Coach, Greg Doucette, known for his straightforward commentary, has blasted the Liver King’s claims of staying ‘100% natural’. This critique follows Liver King’s announcement that he had taken a hiatus from all performance-enhancing substances for 220 days. “When asked if I’ve ever taken steroids, I’ve always said no. I don’t touch the stuff,” he remarked. He previously faced exposure for consuming steroids and growth hormones, so these claims are surprising.

Greg Doucette dubs Liver King’s move illogical

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After his previous fall from grace, the Liver King vowed to transition to a fully natural lifestyle, ditching all synthetic enhancements. “After abusing steroids for this long, simply going off everything is not smart,” Doucette mentions in his recent video upload titled “Liver King Lies || More Bull Than Last Time.”

Doucette believes that not using steroids for many days would lead to a dramatic loss of muscle mass and vitality. Liver King’s narrative of going “cold turkey for 220 days” without any external assistance or medical intervention, to Doucette, defies logic.

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The IFBB Pro Coach questioned the rationale behind such a drastic move, labeling it “moronic”. Doucette emphasizes, “Even a doctor, if he knew you were going from taking abusive levels of steroids to nothing, would want to help with the transition.”

Doucette points to a lack of evidence for Liver King’s claims

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Yet, where Doucette finds the situation even more confounding is in Liver King’s physique. Transitioning from intensive dosages to no consumption at all should have triggered noticeable changes in his body. A decrease in size, strength, conditioning, and overall body composition would have been evident. Furthermore, a suppressed libido and sex drive are commonly associated symptoms of withdrawal from performance-enhancing drugs. Still, Doucette observed no significant difference in Liver King’s appearance from his days of steroid consumption to his declared natural period.

The crux of Doucette’s argument lies in trust. The Liver King previously misled the bodybuilding community, so people now view his statements with doubts. “Are we just supposed to believe him?” Doucette ponders, pointing to Liver King’s sustained physique that doesn’t exhibit the expected signs of drug withdrawal.

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In the vast expanse of the fitness industry where appearance is paramount, the truth of one’s claims remains crucial. While Liver King’s recent declarations present a story of redemption and transformation, voices like Greg Doucette remind the fitness community of the importance of doubts and the demand for evidence.

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Taha Tariq

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Taha Tariq is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from a premier University and brings with him prior experience in managing social media campaigns and conducting market research. Bodybuilding and MMA have always been of significant interest to Taha, inspiring him in his professional writing and personal fitness journey.
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